Spice is Nice: Cumin and Garlic Dressing

{Makes about ? cup}

Add a little heat to your salads with this Mexican-inspired dressing. Try tossing it with a mix of watercress, scallions, and shredded carrots or a simple arugula salad.


Juice of 2 limes

1 jalapeno chile, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil and add the cumin seeds. Alternatively, combine all the ingredients in a jar with a lid, cover, and shake until emulsified. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

White-Hot Heat

To tame the heat of chiles, don't just remove the seeds. Remove the white membranes surrounding the seeds, too, as they are the hottest part of the chile.

Warm Regards,




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